This poster by Grün is the second — and last silhouette poster –rediscovered. It was done for Le Carillon, founded by Tiercy (Georges Léon Stiers) who began his career at the Décadents and who rapidly decided to open his own cabaret. A poor businessman, he soon gave it up in 1895. The horrified caretaker who is running away is most likely a veiled reference to Tiercy’s big hit “Ah Mes Enfants” which he sang disguised as a caretaker. Grün’s personality becomes more affirmed as he investigates how to best exploit an expanse of black where characters naturally stand out. Francisque Sarcey, the all-powerful theater critic whom he will often enjoy caricaturing, is easily recognizable.